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Poster: Flickyhecky Date: Nov 22, 2010 2:51pm
Forum: radioprograms Subject: Re: PD Copyright and OTR

A company called "Radio Spirits" is currently stealing peoples hard work from here and then selling them on! They claim that they have copyright over most of the OTR shows from the 30's, 40's and 50's...this is NOT the case!

Copyright is a tricky area for radio shows, most are copyrighted at the time, but after 50 years they fall out of copyright and into the PD. "Radio Spirits" is claiming that they have renewed the copyright on these recordings, this is utter bullcrap, they are using that ploy to scare people into taking the files down. Their are OTR sites all over the globe and the chances of them issuing writs against them is zero, and even if it did go to court they will have a hard time proving the copyright issue!

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Poster: robertsradio Date: Dec 27, 2010 4:02pm
Forum: radioprograms Subject: Re: PD Copyright and OTR

Not only is Radio Spirits grabing on to shows for profit but there is another site OTRCAT that is selling the shows in MP3 format.
It's becoming harder to find many of the radio collections such as Burns and Allen and Jack Benny because these sites are placing them in a type of protective custody to sell them to collectors.

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Poster: adammac Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:23pm
Forum: radioprograms Subject: Re: PD Copyright and OTR

I was wondering if anyone could have a claim on
the Lights Out shows, specifically "Meteor Man the Hungry One".

I uploaded the 'hungry one' to youtube and got a notice
that 'The Orchard Music' claimed copyright on it.

Last week I uploaded an episode of the
Cisco Kid and got another Orchard copyright claim,
at first i thought their webpage looked pretty 'official',
so I made the video private rather than have any trouble, but now I'm not so sure :D.
Mainly it seems they want to slap an advertisement on the videos.

Already as it is I'm fending off 'Crazed Productions'
over my Manster upload :D


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Poster: LeGrande Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:35pm
Forum: radioprograms Subject: Re: PD Copyright and OTR

The claim seems to be by Cleopatra Records, who also claims Elton John, B.B. King, Bill Haley and the Comets, Kenny Rogers, A Flock of Seagulls, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, and Vanilla Fudge under their umbrella of represented artists. It seems rather fishy to me.

http://www.theorchard.com/label/8869/cleopatra-records

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Poster: adammac Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:58pm
Forum: radioprograms Subject: Re: PD Copyright and OTR

With Manster it was easy because I could see in the
copyright office that there weren't any copyright
renewals since 2005.

I must figure out a way to check older registrations online! :D

You would think if anyone would have a claim it would be NBC.



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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jan 24, 2011 6:54pm
Forum: radioprograms Subject: Re: PD Copyright and OTR

I'm having the same problems on Youtube at the moment with both these companies putting in a claim on the 1958 movie "The Screaming Skull".

Craze Productions is a Youtube content partner that uploads PD and copyright films, TV and music to their channels. Partners can lodge their items for content ID and monetise other people's matching videos.

It can be a long process getting rid of these claims. After I disputed their claims, Craze Productions came back saying they have confirmed their claim on the video. I since contacted them directly and they are trying to remove their claim.

The Orchard is a clearing house that acts as a Youtube content ID partner on behalf of other content owners. Their claim on Screaming Skull is derived from TUTM or Drew's Entertainment, which seems like some kind of sick joke really. They have not responded to the initial dispute over a week later.

Their claim on Cisco Kid derives from "PRO Films" which is The Peter Rodgers Organisation

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Poster: adammac Date: Jan 24, 2011 7:57pm
Forum: radioprograms Subject: Re: PD Copyright and OTR

I had the same thing happen, where craze confirmed the claim.
I tried to respond to youtube, but I think the email
had too many evidence links and is rejected by their spam filter.
It sort of dead ends after they confirm their claims.






This post was modified by adammac on 2011-01-25 03:57:32